Washington D.C. – Following Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s signing today of the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, People For the American Way President Svante Myrick released the following statement:
“Minnesota is taking a great step forward today in joining the national campaign to ensure that the person who wins the greatest number of votes will win the presidency of the United States. Our democracy is founded on the principle of one person, one vote, and the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact reforms our electoral college system to bring us much closer to this ideal. People For the American Way is proud to have supported this campaign in Minnesota. We continue to work hard with our partners across the country to ensure enough states adopt the NPV Compact to make it take effect and guarantee that the winner of the popular vote gets elected president.”
Minnesota is the 17th jurisdiction to pass the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. Those states represent 205 of the 270 electoral votes required for the Compact to take effect.
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People For the American Way, a national progressive advocacy organization, inspires and mobilizes community and cultural leaders to advance Truth, Justice and the American Way. We convene courageous Americans, produce compelling media and organize campaigns to defend our democracy from authoritarian threats and advance America’s promise that everyone will enjoy freedom, safety and a vote that counts. Learn more: http://www.pfaw.org